I’m graduating… now what?

For those of you graduating this year, it is likely that you’re planning on getting a job. If you have a disability and are interested in employment, Oklahoma’s Department of Rehabilitation Services (DRS) can provide support to help you find and obtain a job. One type of support DRS offers is Supported Employment, which provides job coaching services where they can assist with finding jobs, filling out applications, preparing for interviews and provide on-the-job training.

An Employment Training Specialist, right, assists an Employment Services Program participant with the job search.
ETS Thomasena (pictured, right) assists an Employment Services Program participant with the job search.

Dale Rogers Training Center (DRTC) offers this service through the Employment Services Program, but you must be authorized by your DRS counselor first. If additional vocational training would benefit you, the DRTC in-house workforce program might be an option. This is funded through the Developmental Disabilities Services (DDS) of DHS, and a DRTC application is required.

For questions or information about either of these programs, please contact John Goodwin, Transition Coordinator, at 946-4489 ext. 1504.

Dale Rogers Training Center (DRTC) is the oldest and largest community vocational training and employment center for people with disabilities in Oklahoma. With multiple locations in Oklahoma, DRTC trains or employs more than 1,100 people with disabilities per year. Visit us online: DRTC.org


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